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2011–12 Dallas Stars · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 10th Western
2011–12 record 42–35–5 (89 pts.)
Home record 22–16–3
Road record 20–19–2
Goals for 211
Goals against 222
General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk
Coach Glen Gulutzan
Captain Brenden Morrow
Alternate captains Loui Eriksson
Steve Ott
Stephane Robidas
Arena American Airlines Center
Average attendance 14,055 (75.8%)
Team leaders
Goals Michael Ryder (33)
Assists Loui Eriksson (42)
Mike Ribeiro (42)
Points Loui Eriksson (68)
Penalties in minutes Steve Ott (142)
Wins Kari Lehtonen (31)
Goals against average Kari Lehtonen (2.23)

The 2011–12 Dallas Stars season is the 45th season (44th of play) for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967,[1] and 19th season (18th of play) since the franchise relocated to Dallas to start the 1993–94 NHL season.

The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.

Off-SeasonEdit

On June 17, 2011, the Stars officially announced the hiring of Glen Gulutzan to be their new head coach.[2] Gulutzan had been the head coach of the Stars' American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars.

Regular SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

The Stars failed to qualify for the 2012 NHL Playoffs.

StandingsEdit

Pacific Division[3]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Phoenix Coyotes 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
2 San Jose Sharks 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
4 Dallas Stars 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
5 Anaheim Ducks 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
Western Conference[4]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks * NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues * CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes * PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65
Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.

* – Division leader, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

2011–12 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson 82 26 45 71 18 12
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro 74 18 45 63 5 66
Benn, JamieJamie Benn 71 26 37 63 15 55
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder 82 35 27 62 17 46
Ott, SteveSteve Ott 74 11 28 39 5 156
Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski 71 9 21 30 0 16
Morrow, BrendenBrenden Morrow 57 11 15 26 1 97
Daley, TrevorTrevor Daley 79 4 21 25 3 42
Robidas, StephaneStephane Robidas 75 5 17 22 -5 48
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray 64 6 15 21 11 73
Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak 73 4 17 21 −16 12
Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler 82 8 13 21 −13 60
Nystrom, EricEric Nystrom 74 16 5 21 −10 24
Burish, AdamAdam Burish 65 6 13 19 6 76
Wandell, TomTom Wandell 72 6 9 15 −5 16
Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen 55 3 8 11 11 16
Vincour, TomasTomas Vincour 47 4 6 10 −2 2
Dowell, JakeJake Dowell 52 2 5 7 −3 53
Petersen, TobyToby Petersen 39 2 3 5 −7 6
Pardy, AdamAdam Pardy 36 0 3 3 −5 16
Garbutt, RyanRyan Garbutt 20 2 1 3 -1 22
Fistric, MarkMark Fistric 60 0 2 2 −3 41
Benn, JordieJordie Benn 3 0 2 2 1 0
Wathier, FrancisFrancis Wathier 1 0 0 0 0 0
Glennie, ScottScott Glennie 1 0 0 0 0 2
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 3 0 0 0 -3 2
Dillon, BrendenBrenden Dillon 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fraser, MattMatt Fraser 1 0 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen 59 3497 32 22 4 136 2.33 1739 .922 4 0 3 0
Bachman, RichardRichard Bachman 18 933 8 5 1 43 2.77 477 .910 1 0 1 0
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 10 529 2 8 0 31 3.52 303 .898 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Stars. Stats reflect time spent with the Stars only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Kari Lehtonen[5] NHL Third Star of the Week October 17, 2011
Kari Lehtonen[6] NHL Second Star of the Month October 2011
Loui Eriksson[7] NHL Second Star of the Week November 7, 2011
Kari Lehtonen[8] NHL Third Star of the Week February 27, 2012

Records Edit

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Trevor Daley 500th Career NHL Game October 8, 2011
Mark Fistric 200th Career NHL Game October 10, 2011
Jamie Benn 100th Career NHL Point October 15, 2011
Mike Ribeiro 500th Career NHL Point October 15, 2011
Steve Ott 500th Career NHL Game October 22, 2011
Sheldon Souray 100th Career NHL Goal November 4, 2011
Trevor Daley 100th Career NHL Assist November 12, 2011
Kari Lehtonen 300th Career NHL Game November 18, 2011
Eric Nystrom 300th Career NHL Game November 19, 2011
Brenden Morrow 500th Career NHL Point November 21, 2011
Nicklas Grossmann 300th Career NHL Game November 25, 2011
Richard Bachman 1st Career NHL Win December 10, 2011
Richard Bachman 1st Career NHL Shutout December 13, 2011
Loui Eriksson 400th Career NHL Game December 13, 2011
Mike Ribeiro 700th Career NHL Game December 31, 2011
Jordie Benn 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 3, 2012
Steve Ott 200th Career NHL Point January 10, 2012
Loui Eriksson 300th Career NHL Point January 21, 2012
Philip Larsen 1st Career NHL Goal January 21, 2012
Vernon Fiddler 500th Career NHL Game January 24, 2012
Matt Fraser 1st Career NHL Game January 24, 2012
Michael Ryder 600th Career NHL Game February 4, 2012
Jamie Benn 200th Career NHL Game February 10, 2012
Ryan Garbutt 1st Career NHL Game February 18, 2012
Ryan Garbutt 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
February 21, 2012
Sheldon Souray 700th Career NHL Game February 26, 2012
Tom Wandell 200th Career NHL Game March 4, 2012
Ryan Garbutt 1st Career NHL Assist March 8, 2012
Brenden Morrow 800th Career NHL Game March 26, 2012
Reilly Smith 1st Career NHL Game March 28, 2012
Brenden Dillon 1st Career NHL Game April 7, 2012
Scott Glennie 1st Career NHL Game April 7, 2012

Final rosterEdit

Updated June 2, 2012.[9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
31 Flag of the United States Bachman, RichardRichard Bachman

G L 29 2006 Salt Lake City, Utah
14 Flag of Canada.svg Benn, JamieJamie Benn

C L 27 2007 Victoria, British Columbia
16 Flag of the United States Burish, AdamAdam Burish

RW R 33 2010 Madison, Wisconsin
6 Flag of Canada.svg Daley, TrevorTrevor Daley

D L 33 2002 Toronto, Ontario
11 Flag of the United States Dowell, JakeJake Dowell

C L 31 2011 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
20 Flag of the Czech Republic Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak

RW R 39 2011 Tábor, Czechoslovakia
21 Flag of Sweden Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson

 (A)

RW L 31 2003 Gothenburg, Sweden
38 Flag of Canada.svg Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler

C L 36 2011 Edmonton, Alberta
28 Flag of Canada.svg Fistric, MarkMark Fistric

D L 30 2004 Edmonton, Alberta
40 Flag of Canada.svg Garbutt, RyanRyan Garbutt

C L 31 2011 Winnipeg, Manitoba
33 Flag of the United States Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski

D L 31 2011 Grand Rapids, Minnesota
36 Flag of Denmark Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen

D R 26 2008 Esbjerg, Denmark
32 Flag of Finland Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen

G L 33 2010 Helsinki, Finland
10 Flag of Canada.svg Morrow, BrendenBrenden Morrow

 (C)

LW L 37 1997 Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Flag of Sweden Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth

D L 24 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
24 Flag of the United States Nystrom, EricEric Nystrom

LW L 33 2011 Syosset, New York
29 Flag of Canada.svg Ott, SteveSteve Ott

 (A)

LW L 34 2000 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
27 Flag of Canada.svg Pardy, AdamAdam Pardy

D L 32 2011 Bonavista, Newfoundland
17 Flag of the United States Petersen, TobyToby Petersen

C L 38 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota
63 Flag of Canada.svg Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro

C L 36 2006 Montreal, Quebec
3 Flag of Canada.svg Robidas, StephaneStephane Robidas

 (A)

D R 39 2005 Sherbrooke, Quebec
73 Flag of Canada.svg Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder

RW R 36 2011 St. Johns, Newfoundland
18 Flag of Canada.svg Smith, ReillyReilly Smith

RW L 25 2012 Toronto, Ontario
44 Flag of Canada.svg Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray

D L 40 2011 Elk Point, Alberta
23 Flag of Sweden Wandell, TomTom Wandell

C L 29 2005 Södertälje, Sweden

Transactions Edit

The Stars have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
October 12, 2011[10] To Minnesota Wild
Future Considerations
To Dallas Stars
Eric Nystrom
December 7, 2011[11] To Florida Panthers
Krys Barch
6th-round pick in 2012
To Dallas Stars
Jake Hauswirth
5th-round pick in 2012
January 13, 2012[12] To Florida Panthers
Ondrej Roman
To Dallas Stars
Angelo Esposito
February 16, 2012[13] To Philadelphia Flyers
Nicklas Grossmann
To Dallas Stars
2nd-round pick in 2012
3rd-round pick in 2013

Free agents signed Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Dan Spang[14] Texas Stars 1 year, $525,000
Michael Ryder[15] Boston Bruins 2 years, $7 million
Radek Dvorak[15] Atlanta Thrashers 1 year, $1.5 million
Vernon Fiddler[15] Phoenix Coyotes 3 years, $5.4 million
Adam Pardy[15] Calgary Flames 2 years, $4 million
Sheldon Souray[15] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $1.65 million
Jake Dowell[15] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $800,000
Jordie Benn[16] Texas Stars 1 year, $550,000 entry-level contract
Ryan Garbutt[16] Chicago Wolves 1 year, $590,000
Eric Godard[17] Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $1.45 million
Mike Modano[18] Detroit Red Wings 1 day, $999,999
Christopher Nihlstorp[19] Farjestad BK 1 year, $1 million

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Brad Richards [20] New York Rangers 9 years, $58.5 million
Aaron Gagnon[21] Winnipeg Jets 2 years, $1.125 million
Jamie Langenbrunner[22] St. Louis Blues 1 year, $2.8 million
Jason Williams[23] Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $600,000
Sean Backman[24] New York Islanders 1 year, $525,000
Jeff Woywitka[25] Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $650,000
Brandon Segal[26] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $525,000

Claimed via Waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirementEdit

Player
Mike Modano[27]

Player signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
John Klingberg[28] May 16, 2011 3 years, $2.23 million entry-level contract
Travis Morin[29] June 9, 2011 2 years, $1.05 million
Colton Sceviour[29] June 9, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Richard Bachman[14] June 16, 2011 1 year, $550,000
Brad Lukowich[30] June 28, 2011 1 year, $1 million
Raymond Sawada[31] July 19, 2011 1 year, $600,000
Jamie Oleksiak[32] October 6, 2011 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Alex Goligoski[33] January 23, 2012 4 years, $18.4 million contract extension
Austin Smith[34] March 21, 2012 2 years, $1.75 million entry-level contract
Reilly Smith[35] March 25, 2012 3 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract
Alex Chiasson[36] March 26, 2012 3 years, $2.6 million entry-level contract
Matej Stransky[37] April 2, 2012 3 years, $1.875 million entry-level contract

Draft picks Edit

The Stars' picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Jamie Oleksiak D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Northeastern Huskies (Hockey East)
2 44 Brett Ritchie RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
4 105 Emil Molin C Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynas IF Jr. (Swe-Jr.)
5 135 Troy Vance D Flag of the United States United States Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
6 165 Matej Stransky RW Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
7 195 Jyrki Jokipakka D Flag of Finland Finland Ilves (SM-liiga)

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 51. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. Dallas Stars Name Glen Gulutzan As Franchise's 21st Head Coach
  3. 2011–2012 Standings by Division. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 20, 2012.
  4. 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  5. Kessel, Tavares, Lehtonen earn 'Three Stars' honors
  6. Kessel, Lehtonen, Khabibulin are October's stars
  7. Wild's Harding named NHL's First Star of the week
  8. Karlsson, Purcell and Lehtonen are NHL's '3 Stars'
  9. Dallas Stars - Team - Roster. Dallas Stars. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  10. Dallas Stars acquire forward Eric Nystrom from Minnesota
  11. Dallas Stars trade Krystofer Barch to Florida
  12. DALLAS STARS TRADE ONDREJ ROMAN TO FLORIDA IN EXCHANGE FOR ANGELO ESPOSITO
  13. Stars Trade Nicklas Grossman To Philadelphia
  14. 14.0 14.1 Bachman and Spang signed to one-year deals
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Dallas Stars Agree To Terms With Six Players On First Day Of Free Agency
  16. 16.0 16.1 Jordie Benn and Ryan Garbutt signed by Dallas Stars
  17. Stars agree to terms with Godard on two-year deal
  18. Stars To Sign Mike Modano To One-Day Deal
  19. Dallas Stars sign goaltender Christopher Nihlstorp to a one year contract
  20. Rangers land All-Star center Richards
  21. Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Aaron Gagnon
  22. Langenbrunner Signs with Blues NHL.com (July 6, 2011)
  23. Penguins Sign Forward Jason Williams
  24. Backman Agrees To Terms On Two-Way Contract
  25. Canadiens sign defenseman Jeff Woywitka to a one-year contract
  26. Blackhawks agree to terms with winger Brandon Segal
  27. Mike Modano to Retire
  28. Stars Sign Defense Prospect John Klingberg
  29. 29.0 29.1 Stars Agree To Terms With Morin And Sceviour
  30. Stars Re-Sign Brad Lukowich To One-Year Contract
  31. Stars Agree To Terms With Raymond Sawada
  32. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak To Entry-Level Deal
  33. Stars agree to terms with defenseman Alex Goligoski on four-year extension
  34. Stars Sign Austin Smith To Entry-Level Contract
  35. Stars Sign Forward Reilly Smith To Entry-Level Contract
  36. Stars Agree To Terms With Alex Chiasson On Entry-Level Deal
  37. Stars Sign Matej Stransky To Entry-Level Contract
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